Capitol lockdown ends, people allowed to leave

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Updated: 10/03/2013 2:22 pm Published: 10/03/2013 1:31 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) - Police say the U.S. Capitol security lockdown has been lifted.  

The lockdown was issued amid reports of possible shots fired outside the building. A source tells the Associated Press the shots at Capitol related to vehicle that tried to ram barricade at White House.

People standing outside the Supreme Court across the street from Congress were hurried into the court building by authorities.

In a notice distributed by email, the U.S. Capitol Police advised everyone to "close, lock and stay away from external doors and windows.The notice said gunshots have been reported on Capitol Hill. There are unconfirmed reports of an officer injured.

This is the message the US Capitol police sent to the House staff: 

SHELTER IN PLACE. Gunshots have been reported on Capitol Hill requiring all occupants in all House Office Buildings to shelter in place. Close, lock and stay away from external doors and windows. Take annunciators, Go Kits and escape hoods; and move to the innermost part of the office away from external doors or windows. If you are not in your office, take shelter in the nearest office, check in with your OEC and wait for USCP to clear the incident. No one will be permitted to enter or exit the building until directed by USCP. All staff should monitor the situation. Further information will be provided as it becomes available.

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Unwashed Mass - 10/4/2013 11:50 AM
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A lost tourist from Connecticut freaked out, and it only got worse when they started shooting at her. Tragedy with a cover-up.
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